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Senior Management Team

Sagi Hartov

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Sagi Hartov

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of BSBI Sagi Hartov is a successful international cellist who has taken part in several festivals and competitions, as well as recording advertisement.

Ernst Suganandarajah

Co-CEO

Ernst Suganandarajah

Co-CEO

CEO of BSBI Ernst Suganandarajah serves as a Co-Managing Director together with Sagi Hartov. As part of his job as CEO of BSBI he especially deals with authorities and commercial partners. Ernst is also working as a German Lawyer. His practice area is mainly in the fields of Corporate Law. Besides his activity as Co-CEO of BSBI Ernst operates his own lawfirm, that he has established after obtaining his law degree from the LMU University of Munich several years ago.



 

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis has a PhD in European Integration and International Relations awarded by Newcastle University whereas, he also holds an MA in Diplomacy awarded by Lancaster University...

Antonia Baae

Head of Operations

Antonia Baae

Head of Operations

Hi, I am Antonia. I am an experienced professional and I have been working in various teams across different roles in different countries. 

Academic Faculty

Dr Mariusz Dramski

Dean of Computer Science and Informatics

Dr Mariusz Dramski

Dean of Computer Science and Informatics

Data Scientist and Project Manager in the Erasmus+ EU programme and Researcher in data and process mining with a PhD in artificial intelligence...

Dr. Anastasios Fountis

Head of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Anastasios Fountis

Head of Undergraduate Studies

Earned a BSc in Physics (U of Athens & FU Berlin), an MBA (ALBA-Athens) and a DBA (U of Atlanta, GA). Harvard Alumnus (HKS-NIS 2014 & Higher Education Teaching Certificate, GSAS) ...

Dr. Maryam Mansuri

Head of Postgraduate Studies, DBA Supervisor and Scientific Journal Associate Editor

Dr. Maryam Mansuri

Head of Postgraduate Studies, DBA Supervisor and Scientific Journal Associate Editor

Dr. Maryam Mansuri is a PhD holder in Irrigation and Drainage, her desire to do more research and learn more brought her to participate in the Global MBA master's program, now she also holds an MA in Global MBA.

Liz Fernando

Head of Academic Operations Arts

Liz Fernando

Head of Academic Operations Arts

Award winning fine artist, Liz Fernando, is a graduate from the prestigious LCC, School of Media, University of Arts London. Her works were exhibited at Tate Modern London and were showcased by the leading publisher Photoworks, Brighton. Her works have been acquired for numerous private collections including the World Bank Headquarter in Washington D.C.

Her industry and educational experience in the field of Art & Design ranges from executive level agency experience at Saatchi&Saatchi global network to multinational design education institution Raffles Singapore, Asia Pacific as well as developing and conceptualising long term art educational projects in Asia for the cultural institute of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Dr. Milos Petkovic

Lecturer

Dr. Milos Petkovic

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Milos Petkovic is an University professor in management sciences. Holds the doctorate degree from the University Sophia Antipolis Nice, France. He obtained the bachelor degree from ...

Prof. Dr. Christos Lemonakis

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Christos Lemonakis

Lecturer

Assistant Professor of Business Administration on SMEs Management at the Hellenic Mediterranean University, Department of Management Science and Technology (Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece).

Dr. Farshad Badie

Lecturer, PostDoctoral Centre Coordinator, BSBI Gazette Associate Editor, Scientific Journal Associate Editor, and Artificial Intelligence Conference Moderator

Dr. Farshad Badie

Lecturer, PostDoctoral Centre Coordinator, BSBI Gazette Associate Editor, Scientific Journal Associate Editor, and Artificial Intelligence Conference Moderator

Professor Farshad Badie holds a PhD in ‘Human-Centered Communication & Informatics’ (with a special focus on ‘logic’, ‘information science’ and ‘learning/cognitive science’ in human-human-machine interaction systems) from Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark (2017).

Dr. Lawrence Ibeh

Lecturer, Professional Series Coordinator, IT/AI Society Coordinator, International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Coordinator and Scientific Journal Associate Editor

Dr. Lawrence Ibeh

Lecturer, Professional Series Coordinator, IT/AI Society Coordinator, International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Coordinator and Scientific Journal Associate Editor

Prof. Dr Lawrence Ibeh started lecturing and teaching since he was 17 and has worked as a scientist and university lecturer for about 30 years. He is an accomplished researcher and award-winning international scholar.

Dr. Palanivel Rathinasabapathi Velmurugan

Lecturer

Dr. Palanivel Rathinasabapathi Velmurugan

Lecturer

Dr. Palanivel is associated with BSBI, Berlin as Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Finance Stream.

Dr. Duraisamy Balaganesh

Lecturer

Dr. Duraisamy Balaganesh

Lecturer

Balaganesh is a Lecturer of Faculty Computer Science and Multimedia. He has 20 years of professional teaching experience which include overseas experience in India, Oman and Malaysia.

Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong

Lecturer

Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong

Lecturer

Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong is a lecturer at BSBI.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Elif Vozar

Lecturer

Dr. Elif Vozar

Lecturer

After receiving a double bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and International Relations at Kirikkale University in Turkey, Elif won a competitive scholarship from the Turkish government to fund graduate studies in the UK.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mahmoud Manafi

Lecturer

Dr. Mahmoud Manafi

Lecturer

Mahmoud Manafi is a global business leader with two decades of well-balanced experience in a number of interdisciplinary areas between industry and academia.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Zahid Irshad Younas

Lecturer

Dr. Zahid Irshad Younas

Lecturer

Previously, Dr. Zahid Irshad Younas has served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Finance Investment (NUST Business School, Islamabad) from 2017 to 2022.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pavel Prokushenkov

Lecturer

Dr. Pavel Prokushenkov

Lecturer

Pavel Prokushenkov has over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, lecturing, and coaching.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kamyar EsmaeiliNasrabadi

Lecturer

Dr. Kamyar EsmaeiliNasrabadi

Lecturer

Ability to problem solving under challenging circumstances. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audiences. Eager to learn, while paying close attention to details.

 

 

 

 

Mina Shokri/PhDc

Lecturer / Academic Support Centre Manager

Mina Shokri/PhDc

Lecturer / Academic Support Centre Manager

Mina is the Manager / Lecturer for the Academic Support Centre of BSBI. She is a certified English teacher from Cambridge and has been teaching English (IELTS, TOEFL, ESP, Business English, Law English) for more than ten years.

Anuj Batta/PhDc

Lecturer/Academic IT Coordinator

Anuj Batta/PhDc

Lecturer/Academic IT Coordinator

Anuj Batta has close to two decades of work experience in corporate industry in leadership and consulting roles. He has worked in data-based decision making, data science, artificial intelligence...

Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos/PhDc

Lecturer/BSBI Café Scientifique Coordinator

Flavio Andrew do Nascimento Santos/PhDc

Lecturer/BSBI Café Scientifique Coordinator

Flavio has more than 11 years of professional experience in tourism (3 years in management positions) working with diverse hospitality companies, revenue management, tourism agencies, market research, consulting projects, and university MBA professor.

 

 

 

 

Helena Prince

Lecturer

Helena Prince

Lecturer

Helena Prince is an alumnus of St. Edward’s University’s Professional Acting Program in Austin, Texas. In addition to her extensive acting resume, she worked for ten years as an administrative professional in several business fields in the United States.

Moustafa Gaballa

Lecturer

Moustafa Gaballa

Lecturer

Moustafa Gaballa is a Ph.D. Candidate and is a lecturer at the Berlin School of Business and Innovation. He has a master’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management from BSBI, a bachelor’s degree in Law from South Valley University and a bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in Hotel Management.

Mostafa Khaki

Lecturer

Mostafa Khaki

Lecturer

Mostafa has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering, working as a data science researcher in Institute for Research In Fundamental Science (IPM - Tehran) from 2019 until 2021.

Dimitrios Avgerinos

Lecturer

Dimitrios Avgerinos

Lecturer

Dimitris Avgerinos has worked as a lecturer at BSBI since March 2022 and he has more than 25 years of experience in education and research.

 

 

 

 

James Agbor Jr Okpokiri

Doctoral Student/Lecturer

James Agbor Jr Okpokiri

Doctoral Student/Lecturer

James Okpokiri is a Doctoral Research Student and Lecturer at the Berlin School of Business and Innovation, Berlin, Germany.

Swati Jeevan

Lecturer

Swati Jeevan

Lecturer

Swati has been a lecturer since 2013. Swati's career started as an IELTS trainer and then in computer science. Swati completed a master’s in Information Technology and then an MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from CUC, Chicago University. Swati believes nowadays everyone needs good communication and information technology knowledge. Therefore, during Swati's teaching career, the focus is generally on helping students with both of these skills.

 

 

 

 

Olufunke Mercy Popoola DBAc

Lecturer

Olufunke Mercy Popoola DBAc

Lecturer

Olufunke Mercy Popoola is a doctoral student and a lecturer at Berlin School of Business and Innovation. She holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Education from the same university.

 

 

 

 

Niloufar Aminpour, PhD

Lecturer

Niloufar Aminpour, PhD

Lecturer

Dr Niloufar Aminpour teaches English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills - Marketing, Communication and Branding in BSBI. Dr Aminpour has a PhD in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in the areas of contemporary American drama, gender studies, and literary criticism, and has over 20 years teaching experience.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ikram Ul Haq Choudhary

Lecturer

Dr. Ikram Ul Haq Choudhary

Lecturer

Dr Ikram Ul Haq Choudhary has twenty-nine years of Business administration, Banking, and Teaching Experience in Domestic Banking, International Banking, and Public and Private Universities.

 

 

 

 

Azadeh OveisGharani

Lecturer

Azadeh OveisGharani

Lecturer

Doctoral student at the Sustainability Business School Switzerland. Master in International Management from Germany...

Research Faculty

Prof. Dr. Luca Cacciolatti

Visiting Professor

Prof. Dr. Luca Cacciolatti

Visiting Professor

Dr. Cacciolatti holds a position as Reader in Marketing at University of Westminster, London where he manages a programme in entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise development

Dr. Konstantinos Kiousis

Lecturer

Dr. Konstantinos Kiousis

Lecturer

Dr. Konstantinos Kiousis has been awarded a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2006), a Master of Science (2010) in Renewable Energy Technology [Hons], a Post Graduate diploma (2012) in Pedagogical Training, a PhD (2014) in High Voltage Electrical Engineering, a Master in International Business Administration in 2019 and a Post Graduate diploma in Counselling and Vocational Guidance in 2021. 

Dr. Chaditsa Poulatova

Lecturer

Dr. Chaditsa Poulatova

Lecturer

Dr. Chaditsa Poulatova is a British trained and dedicated academic, with a PhD (Newcastle University) in politics and human rights, and qualified in law and business leadership ...

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhat

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhat

Lecturer

A Managing Consultant and University Professor, who primarily worked with NGOs and educational institutions, with the goal to impact the lives of vulnerable individuals and support students in building their capacity as scholars and finding suitable career choices. 

Konstantinos Skamagkas, PhDc

Lecturer

Konstantinos Skamagkas, PhDc

Lecturer

Skamagkas Konstantinos holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance by the Technological Educational Institute of Ipirou. 

Zoi Kairou, PhDc

Lecturer

Zoi Kairou, PhDc

Lecturer

Zoi Kairou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing by the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Health Management by the International Telematic University Uninettuno and she is currently a PhD candidate.

Kathrin Bremer

Lecturer

Kathrin Bremer

Lecturer

Kathrin Bremer holds a master degree in geography. She worked for ten years in various positions in tourism, as well as for 15 years for international non-governmental organisations as a manager. 

Katherine Boxall

Lecturer

Katherine Boxall

Lecturer

Katherine is an International Lecturer working at BSBI with a background in the Creative Industries, working in the advertising and marketing industry. She account managed Harvey Nichols...

Administration

Umeda Qodirqulova

Finance Manager

Umeda Qodirqulova

Finance Manager

Umeda moved to Germany from Tajikistan in 2012 to pursue her master’s studies in European Political Economics holding a DAAD/Soros Foundation scholarship.

Karimat Hassan-Amoo

Accommodation Manager

Karimat Hassan-Amoo

Accommodation Manager

Karimat Hassan-Amoo joins BSBI as the Accommodation Manager where her role is to oversee Accommodation Services and act as the main point of contact for student enquiries. 

Valerie Fellner

Project Manager

Valerie Fellner

Project Manager

Valerie is working as a Project Manager in Operations and is also responsible for the telc. examination centre.

William Hughes

Examination and Assessments Officer

William Hughes

Examination and Assessments Officer

William is originally from Anglesey, North Wales and holds a BA in Economics from The University of Nottingham. 

Rasel Miah

Finance Credit Control Manager

Rasel Miah

Finance Credit Control Manager

Rasel works as a finance assistant where his main responsibilities include managing accounts, evaluating customers' credit requests, regularly tracking company bank statements as well as processing invoices.

Nagaraj Mannikeri

Marketing Officer

Nagaraj Mannikeri

Marketing Officer

Nagaraj is part of the Marketing Team and is responsible for promotion of student and academic campaigns and events, merchandising, and other on-campus activities.

Patricia Berth

Campus Manager Paris

Patricia Berth

Campus Manager Paris

Patricia is a French native who has lived in London for 20 years +. She started at ESE (European School of Economics) in 2002 as a lecturer, teaching and organising regular workshops for dissertations/theses and Research Methodology. 

Asimenia Veneti

Programme Coordinator Athens

Asimenia Veneti

Programme Coordinator Athens

My name is Menia and I add passion in to whatever I do. A positive thinker and a perfectionist. I hold a BA in International Relations & Diplomacy, which taught me how to communicate effectively.

Vijesh Vijayan

Student Services Support Officer

Vijesh Vijayan

Student Services Support Officer

In the BSBI Student Services Team, Vijesh is responsible for student ID cards and general student queries.

Athanasia Kairou

Academic Officer Athens

Athanasia Kairou

Academic Officer Athens

Athanasia has collaborated with prominent mental health professionals on various projects focusing mainly on mental health and psychological wellbeing of adults, adolescents and couples.

Recruitment

Erik Fiuza

Associate Director of Europe and Latin America

Erik Fiuza

Associate Director of Europe and Latin America

With over 13 years of experience in business development across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge to BSBI. 

Sanjeev Kumar Singh

Associate Director of South Asia

Sanjeev Kumar Singh

Associate Director of South Asia

Having lived and studied in Singapore for four years, overseas education came naturally to Sanjeev. 

Simisola Smith

Regional Director of Africa

Simisola Smith

Regional Director of Africa

Simisola holds an MA in Education, International Development and Health Promotion from UCL as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from King’s College London.

Ramy Jaber

Regional Manager MENA

Ramy Jaber

Regional Manager MENA

Ramy brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in the Education sector for over 15 years. 

Gunel Novruzova

Senior Business Development Manager of Turkey & CIS

Gunel Novruzova

Senior Business Development Manager of Turkey & CIS

Gunel has had the chance to see the business development sector from every aspect and it helps her to understand what students want. She is passionate to work with students and can understand their needs and goals easily to guide them in the right way.

Cecilia Gbatey-Brown

Senior Programme Consultant

Cecilia Gbatey-Brown

Senior Programme Consultant

Master’s in international business administration, Bachelor of Business administration obtained in Ghana coupled with 6 years of expertise exploring opportunities in direct sales...